Date: 28th April 2015 at 4:27pm
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Watford are in talks with Sassuolo over the transfer of Croatian right-back, Sime Vrsaljko, according to reports in Italy.

Since gaining promotion to the Premier League just three days ago, Watford transfer rumours have already started as the Hornets look to strengthen their squad ahead of their campaign in the top flight next season for the first time in eight years.

Vrsaljko is currently playing in Serie A for Sassuolo, who currently lie 15th in the table, and the Hornets are in negotiations over a summer transfer for the Croatian international.

According to reports, he has put in some top drawer performances over in Italy and has caught the eye of some of the big dogs in the Premier League, most in particular, Tottenham Hotspur.

In the 2014 World Cup, the twenty-three year old made two appearances for Croatia, but has recently captained his country as they lost 2-1 to Argentina in November, playing just across the country at West Ham, and overall has ten caps to his name.

He has made twenty appearances this season for Sassuolo, creating four goals, after arriving from fellow Italian side, Genoa, in July 2014, where he made twenty-two appearances during a one year spell.

The Croatian’s career kicked off at Dinamo Zagreb in 2009, where he seventy-three appearances, scoring one goal, before moving on to Genoa for an undisclosed fee, believed to be 4 million euros.

Could this suggest a Hornets right-back is on their way out then? The likeliest departure is to be Marco Motta, who’s deal expires at the end of this season.

With the media suggesting the good quality that Vrsaljiko possesses along with the previous transfer fees paid for him and his potential ability, it’s likely that the Hornets will break their transfer record of £3.25m, which was spent on the signing of the declining Nathan Ellington, from West Brom in 2007.